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Definition of Chap


  1. To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough.
  2. To strike; to beat.
  3. To crack or open in slits; as, the earth chaps; the hands chap.
  4. To strike; to knock; to rap.
  5. A cleft, crack, or chink, as in the surface of the earth, or in the skin.
  6. A division; a breach, as in a party.
  7. A blow; a rap.
  8. One of the jaws or the fleshy covering of a jaw; -- commonly in the plural, and used of animals, and colloquially of human beings.
  9. One of the jaws or cheeks of a vise, etc.
  10. A buyer; a chapman.
  11. A man or boy; a youth; a fellow.
  12. To bargain; to buy.

Chap Quotations

The fine line between roaring with laughter and crying because it's a disaster is a very, very fine line. You see a chap slip on a banana skin in the street and you roar with laughter when he falls slap on his backside. If in doing so you suddenly see he's broken a leg, you very quickly stop laughing and it's not a joke anymore.
Roald Dahl

I like to think that my arrogance, impetuosity, impatience, selfishness and greed are the qualities that make me the lovable chap I am.
Richard Hammond

The public has always expected me to be a playboy, and a decent chap never lets his public down.
Errol Flynn

Do you know what a soldier is, young man? He's the chap who makes it possible for civilised folk to despise war.
Allan Massie

He was a tubby little chap who looked as if he had been poured into his clothes and had forgotten to say 'when!'
P. G. Wodehouse
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Chap Translations

chap in Dutch is sujet, kerel, knul, snuiter, persoon
chap in Finnish is olio
chap in French is fissure
chap in German is Bursche
chap in Italian is crepatura, fante
chap in Norwegian is fyr, kar, sprekk
chap in Portuguese is rachadura
chap in Spanish is raja
chap in Swedish is kille, grabb, karl
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